#1
Okay, before i had a really bad cord. Bought a new cord today, got all excited abot it, and plugged in it the amp, plugged it in the bass, turned the amp on and the static was still there. So i turned off the amp, unplugged everything, and turned on the amp, no static. So it MUST be my bass. Any ideas what it is? I checked online [aka google] and it said that's i need to clean the pots with and eletronic cleaner [a spray-y thing] and that should fix it. Now before i go out and end up spending another $10 after i spent like $20 on the cord, i wanna know what you guys think it might be, that's easier than that, and is free. Or if there's a SAFE free way to clean the pots somehow. Thanks in advance.

P.S. - On the google thing, it led to Yahoo! Answers and the guy who had the static had a Dean Playmate bass. And so do i. Is this common among them?
Last edited by someperson at Sep 17, 2007,
#2
the cleaning the pots applies only to static you get when turning the volume/tone knobs i think. but then again the yahoo thing sounds convincing, it could be your input jack is loose, in which case tighten/give it a wiggle.
but id agree with pot cleaning if you cant fix the problem, or take to a shop and ask em whats up with it they wont charge for something so measly unless they take a look inside it in which case u run out the door after they're done.
#3
Quote by AngerIsAGift06
the cleaning the pots applies only to static you get when turning the volume/tone knobs i think. but then again the yahoo thing sounds convincing, it could be your input jack is loose, in which case tighten/give it a wiggle.
but id agree with pot cleaning if you cant fix the problem, or take to a shop and ask em whats up with it they wont charge for something so measly unless they take a look inside it in which case u run out the door after they're done.


K. I'll try tightening the input first. Then go to a sore to check it out. And i totally would run out afterwords [if they start to charge me], but i'm clumsy as hell, and i just noticed a cracked dent right above the place where you put the cord in your bass. I almsot cried. =[
I have a feeling it's the knobs though. Cause when i **** with them, the static get's louder [as i increase them obviously] ut that could just be cause i'm basically making everything louder anyways. So yeah.
#4
yeah i got that same thing with my squier strat but its something i learned to live with aaaages ago so it doesn't bother me.

but yeah you can easily open up your guitar to where the control knobs are have a look round for any gaps in the controls casing. apply the said $20 cleaner, whilst turning the control (so it gets spread around). and that should stop it from creating anymore friction/static.
#5
I have the same problem with my Silvertone Revolver, I just bought a monster cable yesterday it it still buzzes really loud at random times.
#6
could be just crappy pickups. what bass do you have?

also have you tried a different amp as well?
#8
is there a tv or computer monitor on around your amp? If so turn it off and it might help.
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#10
good point^^^ if all else fails you can get a noise gate pedal.
dean edge one 5 string
Schecter studio-4
Samick fairlane-6
Ibanez sb900
Ibanez btb775
Fender p bass special deluxe

Dean Del Sol
Ibanez prestige rg2610

Peavey TKO 65
Peavey vb-2
Quote by the_perdestrian
listen to revelation, for he is wise in the way of bass-fu